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Justice Moynihan's Findings
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On November 16, 1990, after a year of considering the facts of the case, Justice Moynihan delivered his written findings to the High Court of Australia. The judge's four hundred page report presented Mabo and his barristers with a bombshell which threatened to sink their case.

Mabo's credibility as the primary witness for the case was savaged by Moynihan, and Eddie's claim to land on Mer were totally denied in his report. Justice Moynihan concluded that Mabo had not been adopted into the Mabo family, for the purposes of inheriting family land.

The Queensland Government had succeeded in diminishing Eddie Mabo's credibility in the eyes of the trial judge.
Moynihan's Findings
Topic
Dec, 16, 1990
adoption, inheritance, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo v Queensland No.1, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Moynihan's findings
...his credibility didn't find great favour...
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Nov, 16, 1990
adoption, inheritance, land disputes, Mabo, Benny, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Maiga, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Moynihan's findings
...to see the wood for the trees...
Text
1990
Mabo Case, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Moynihan's findings
Adoption
Topic
Jun, 29, 1936
adoption, gardening, inheritance, Las, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Maiga, Mer, Mer, Meriam Mer, Murray Island, Sambo, Poipe, Sambo, Robert
Ancient & Modern Ways
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Great Barrier Reef, Mer, Murray Island, native title, reef, sea claims, sea rights, Subkaur Island
Benny & Maiga's Son
Topic
Jan, 2, 1992
Brisbane, cancer, death, diaries, inheritance, Mabo, Benny, Mabo, Eddie Jnr., Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Maiga
Big Noting Himself
Topic
1982-1992
exile, land ownership, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mer, Murray Island
High Court Victory
Topic
Jun, 3, 1992
Australia, Canberra, death, High Court judgement, High Court of Australia, High Court victory, land ownership, Mabo, Edward Koiki, native title
Justice Moynihan's Decision
Topic
1990
Moynihan, Justice Martin, Moynihan's findings
...Moynihan's Findings (Video)...
Video
1990
High Court of Australia, Land Bilong Islanders, land ownership, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Meriam culture, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Murray Island
...Excerpts from Moynihan's findings on Mabo...
Text
1990
adoption, inheritance, Killoran, Patrick, Mabo, Benny, Mabo Case, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Mabo, Maiga, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Moynihan's findings, oral evidence, Passi, Sam, Sambo, Robert, World War 2
His Claims Denied
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Land Bilong Islanders, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Moynihan, Justice Martin, Moynihan's findings, Supreme Court of Queensland